One of the most well-known and popular varieties that was introduced to the market in 1902 – the same year of the coronation of King Edward VII, hence the name! These are enjoyed for their great taste and although not the highest cropper the taste more than makes up for this. These are a great all rounder and when cooked rarely discolour. They produce very light brown skinned potatoes with pinkish marking around the eyes that have a yellow flesh inside.
Maincrop seed potatoes take the longest to mature of between 125 – 140 days, however, they are known for their higher yielding than the first and second earlies, not only that they are great for storing and using over the winter months.
Our 2kg packs contain between 20 to 25 tubers graded 35 to 60 mm.
Here is an idea for the planting and harvesting times for our maincrop varieties
|Planting ||Harvesting |
|Early February to March ||Early August* |
|Normal April ||Normal September to October |
* remember harvesting early could lead to smaller potatoes and low yields
Brand: Brookside Nursery
Eating Texture: Floury
Scab Resistance Rating: Good
Culinary Uses: Boiling - Mashing - Baking- Chipping - Roasting